Health Canada is considering certain substances for inclusion in future updates to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist (Hotlist). The proposal includes the following:

  • Additions to the Hotlist
  • Changes to the conditions for existing entries on the Hotlist
  • Changes to include additional substance identifiers or make minor corrections

A detailed list of proposed updates to the Hotlist can be found here.

This Notice to Stakeholders is being issued approximately three months before the consultation period. As such, those selling cosmetics in Canada should start to determine which of their products could be impacted by the potential updates and consider any necessary changes to product formulations, distribution and sales. Health Canada will not respond to any information or comments received at this stage.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the updates or would like our assistance determining if this proposal could impact your products.